iCloud has made Byword compelling

Posted on March 16, 2012

A new version of the minimalist text editor Byword is now available on Apple’s app stores for the Mac and iOS devices. If you’re already outfitted with a plethora of word processors and text editors you might ask why you would want to shell out for more.

Byword has just become very compelling due to its iCloud integration. Write on your iPhone, edit on your iPad and access on your mac. No emailing documents around, no multiple versions, no hassle. And having provided this functionality before Apple has added it to iWork (shame on you Apple!) is a great advantage to their product.

Great apps on the app store will now all be using iCloud; and iCloud integration will have to be designed into applications from the get go to be competitive.